Jewelry Making Course: Basic Bead Stringing

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A 2.5-hour workshop with Designer Lily Morda. This is a Beginner level course. Offered as Private, one-on-one instruction or at a discounted group rate.

*Please note: Some basic stringing and practice materials included. Beads and other materials necessary to complete class projects are sold separately. Students receive a 10% discount on any materials purchased on the day(s) of the workshop.

Voucher Purchase: This class voucher can be purchased for your own use (dates to be decided together after purchase) or given as a gift (a gift certificate can be provided, which can be emailed to the recipient or printed).

What does the course cover? Learn the RIGHT way to string and professionally finish beautiful, durable and comfortable to wear designer necklaces and bracelets. Students will learn about the different stringing materials available, and learn how to properly finish their pieces for maximum durability and comfort. Creating multi-strand necklaces and bracelets will also be explored at students’ request. Some of the areas we explore:

    • How to string beads
    • Basic Color and Design Principles
    • Crimping and Finishing your pieces with clasps
    • Multi strand stringing (when time permits)

And of course, all of the items you create in class are yours to keep and enjoy.

What do I need to bring? Nothing but yourself and a desire to learn! However, if you have some beads or broken jewelry pieces at home that you would like to incorporate into your class project, please feel free to bring them along. All necessary tools, along with coffee and tea are provided. Stringing materials and practice ribbon are also provided.


  • For cancellations made 8 weeks in advance we offer a 75% refund or one free date change
  • For cancellations made 6 weeks in advance we offer a 50% refund or one free date change
  • For cancellations made 4 weeks in advance we can only offer a 50% refund or one free date change

If we receive less than 4 weeks notice we are unable to offer a refund.  However,we can offer one date change at no charge.

Course Instructor: Lily Morda has been a professional jewelry designer, teacher and avid bead collector in both the U.S. and Europe since 1988. Her unique, creative, high quality designs have sold to collectors all over the world.

Course Dates & Times: Private classes are scheduled at a time and date to suit your needs. You will be contacted once we receive your voucher purchase. When purchasing your voucher you will be given the opportunity to tell us your preferred course date. If you and a friend or two (or more) would like to schedule a class together, discounted group pricing is available. See the drop-down menu on the upper part of the page, next to the product photo, for prices. For this class, We can accommodate small groups of 2-5 students. Group classes are generally 2.5 - long.

Course Location: We offer our workshops in a lovely part of Italy known as La Versilia, nestled along the northern coast of Tuscany, and into the hills above. This spectacular area offers a wealth of riches: From Carrara marble, and the renown sculpture town of Pietrasanta,  to the hills and valleys of Camaiore, Seravezza and the Apuan Alps. Mediterranean beaches, charming small coastal and inland cities and smaller hill towns generously peppered among forested hills. All within a short drive from the studio...A perfect spot for your creative holiday adventure! 

Please contact us to discuss the preferred dates for your class. 

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